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Beth Cusatis Phillips

Associate Clinical Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
School of Nursing, Box 3022, Durham, NC 27710
School of Nursing, 307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Benefits of an Online Interactive Educational Program Over Traditional Textbooks.

Journal Article Nurse educator · September 2023 BackgroundTechnology has become increasingly prominent in nursing education. Online learning platforms may be more useful than traditional textbooks in promoting active learning, engagement, and satisfaction.PurposeThe purpose was to eval ... Full text Open Access Cite

The Link Between Safety, Quality, and Professional Identity: What Leaders Need to Know and Do

Journal Article Nurse Leader · April 1, 2023 The formation of nurses’ professional identity (PIN) has not been deliberately executed within the profession. However, evidence shows that a well-formed PIN supports growth in the individual and can improve the work environment resulting in safer, quality ... Full text Open Access Cite

It Is Up to Faculty: An Exploration of Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing Student Intent for Faculty Role.

Journal Article Nursing education perspectives · January 2023 AimThe aim of this study was to explore registered nurse (RN)-to-bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students' intent to pursue a faculty role.BackgroundThe nursing faculty shortage is predicted to worsen as faculty reach retirement age. ... Full text Cite

Developing Virtual Simulations to Confront Racism and Bias in Health Professions Education

Journal Article Clinical Simulation in Nursing · October 1, 2022 Background: Bias and racism against Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) is omnipresent in health professions and healthcare. Healthcare educators indicate they need more training and resources to confidently confront racism and bias when it occur ... Full text Cite

National Study of Nursing Faculty and Administrators' Perceptions of Professional Identity in Nursing.

Journal Article Nurse educator · January 2022 BackgroundEstablishing a professional identity in nursing is integral to professional development, yet this area of inquiry remains understudied.PurposeThis segment of a multiphased national study measured nursing faculty's perceived leve ... Full text Cite

Professional development for facilitators of interprofessional education: Participation and outcomes of a pilot program

Journal Article Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice · September 1, 2021 Clinician-educators often have limited opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and values to facilitate Interprofessional Education and Care (IPEC) in clinical settings. An interprofessional team of educators created a 4-part “lunch and learn” progr ... Full text Cite

Clinical decision making in undergraduate nursing students: A mixed methods multisite study.

Journal Article Nurse education today · February 2021 BackgroundClinical decision making is an integral part of what nurses do, yet little is known about how students learn how to make clinical decisions or about the nature of the clinical decisions they make-whether intuitive or analytical. This mul ... Full text Cite

The Nurse Leader's Role:: A Conduit for Professional Identity Formation and Sustainability

Journal Article Nurse Leader · February 1, 2021 The development of professional identity in nursing (PIN) is essential to the education, advancement, and brand image of nursing, and to demonstrate the impact on patients’ health and well-being. Unfortunately, the construct of PIN has not been well-establ ... Full text Cite

Revolutionizing the Nursing Curriculum.

Journal Article Creative nursing · February 2021 There have long been challenges associated with integrating knowledge about diversity, disparities, and determinants into nursing curricula. Villarruel, Bigelow, and Alvarez describe these concepts as the three Ds about issues of disconnects and discrimina ... Full text Cite

Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator, Third Edition The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development

Book · January 28, 2021 The text delivers the full scope of knowledge necessary for novice and experienced faculty to become competent teachers in nursing. This third edition features new content on the transition from clinician to educator. ... Cite

RN-to-BSN Students' Intent to Become Faculty: A Multisite Study.

Internet Publication · July 2020 BackgroundA nursing faculty shortage means fewer nurses, exacerbating nursing shortages.PurposeThe purpose was to determine RN-to-BSN students' intent for a future nurse faculty role. A secondary purpose was to evaluate differences betwee ... Full text Cite

Integrating Mental Health Nursing in the Prelicensure Nursing Curriculum.

Journal Article The Journal of nursing education · July 2020 BackgroundLearning to care for patients with mental health concerns is an important part of nursing school. Teaching mental health concepts across the nursing curriculum, rather than in just one course, prepares students for meeting the mental hea ... Full text Cite

The academic-practice gap: Strategies for an enduring problem.

Journal Article Nursing forum · January 2018 The academic-practice gap in nursing is well documented. Academe is criticized for producing nurses insufficiently prepared to fully participate in patient care. Practice settings are criticized for having unrealistic expectations of new graduates. This ar ... Full text Cite

Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator, Second Edition The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development

Book · August 28, 2017 With essential, updated content for novice and experienced nurse educators This evidence-based text delivers the full scope of knowledge necessary for novice and experienced faculty to become competent teachers in nursing. ... Cite

Clinical Excursions for Prelicensure Nursing Students

Journal Article Teaching and Learning in Nursing · January 1, 2017 The first day of clinical for prelicensure nursing students is often filled with excitement and anxiety and fear. Clinical experiences have been identified by nursing students as one of the most anxiety-producing components of the nursing program. Students ... Full text Cite

How We Engage Graduating Professional Students in Interprofessional Patient Safety.

Journal Article Nurs Forum · October 2016 PROBLEM: Interprofessional curricula on patient safety do not acknowledge the culture and vulnerabilities of the student experience and often do not engage students. METHODS: We describe a patient safety collaboration between graduating nursing and medical ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementation of a learning bundle to promote end-of-life education for prelicensure nursing students

Journal Article Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing · August 1, 2016 This educational study examined the effects of a multidimensional end-of-life (EOL) learning bundle on student attitudes toward care of the dying person as measured using the Frommelt Attitudes on Care of the Dying (FATCOD) scale. New nurses, including bot ... Full text Cite

From the Outside Looking In.

Journal Article Journal of emergency nursing · May 2016 Full text Cite

Benefits of an Online Interactive Educational Program Over Traditional Textbooks.

Journal Article Nurse educator · September 2023 BackgroundTechnology has become increasingly prominent in nursing education. Online learning platforms may be more useful than traditional textbooks in promoting active learning, engagement, and satisfaction.PurposeThe purpose was to eval ... Full text Open Access Cite

The Link Between Safety, Quality, and Professional Identity: What Leaders Need to Know and Do

Journal Article Nurse Leader · April 1, 2023 The formation of nurses’ professional identity (PIN) has not been deliberately executed within the profession. However, evidence shows that a well-formed PIN supports growth in the individual and can improve the work environment resulting in safer, quality ... Full text Open Access Cite

It Is Up to Faculty: An Exploration of Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing Student Intent for Faculty Role.

Journal Article Nursing education perspectives · January 2023 AimThe aim of this study was to explore registered nurse (RN)-to-bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students' intent to pursue a faculty role.BackgroundThe nursing faculty shortage is predicted to worsen as faculty reach retirement age. ... Full text Cite

Developing Virtual Simulations to Confront Racism and Bias in Health Professions Education

Journal Article Clinical Simulation in Nursing · October 1, 2022 Background: Bias and racism against Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) is omnipresent in health professions and healthcare. Healthcare educators indicate they need more training and resources to confidently confront racism and bias when it occur ... Full text Cite

National Study of Nursing Faculty and Administrators' Perceptions of Professional Identity in Nursing.

Journal Article Nurse educator · January 2022 BackgroundEstablishing a professional identity in nursing is integral to professional development, yet this area of inquiry remains understudied.PurposeThis segment of a multiphased national study measured nursing faculty's perceived leve ... Full text Cite

Professional development for facilitators of interprofessional education: Participation and outcomes of a pilot program

Journal Article Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice · September 1, 2021 Clinician-educators often have limited opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and values to facilitate Interprofessional Education and Care (IPEC) in clinical settings. An interprofessional team of educators created a 4-part “lunch and learn” progr ... Full text Cite

Clinical decision making in undergraduate nursing students: A mixed methods multisite study.

Journal Article Nurse education today · February 2021 BackgroundClinical decision making is an integral part of what nurses do, yet little is known about how students learn how to make clinical decisions or about the nature of the clinical decisions they make-whether intuitive or analytical. This mul ... Full text Cite

The Nurse Leader's Role:: A Conduit for Professional Identity Formation and Sustainability

Journal Article Nurse Leader · February 1, 2021 The development of professional identity in nursing (PIN) is essential to the education, advancement, and brand image of nursing, and to demonstrate the impact on patients’ health and well-being. Unfortunately, the construct of PIN has not been well-establ ... Full text Cite

Revolutionizing the Nursing Curriculum.

Journal Article Creative nursing · February 2021 There have long been challenges associated with integrating knowledge about diversity, disparities, and determinants into nursing curricula. Villarruel, Bigelow, and Alvarez describe these concepts as the three Ds about issues of disconnects and discrimina ... Full text Cite

Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator, Third Edition The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development

Book · January 28, 2021 The text delivers the full scope of knowledge necessary for novice and experienced faculty to become competent teachers in nursing. This third edition features new content on the transition from clinician to educator. ... Cite

RN-to-BSN Students' Intent to Become Faculty: A Multisite Study.

Internet Publication · July 2020 BackgroundA nursing faculty shortage means fewer nurses, exacerbating nursing shortages.PurposeThe purpose was to determine RN-to-BSN students' intent for a future nurse faculty role. A secondary purpose was to evaluate differences betwee ... Full text Cite

Integrating Mental Health Nursing in the Prelicensure Nursing Curriculum.

Journal Article The Journal of nursing education · July 2020 BackgroundLearning to care for patients with mental health concerns is an important part of nursing school. Teaching mental health concepts across the nursing curriculum, rather than in just one course, prepares students for meeting the mental hea ... Full text Cite

The academic-practice gap: Strategies for an enduring problem.

Journal Article Nursing forum · January 2018 The academic-practice gap in nursing is well documented. Academe is criticized for producing nurses insufficiently prepared to fully participate in patient care. Practice settings are criticized for having unrealistic expectations of new graduates. This ar ... Full text Cite

Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator, Second Edition The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development

Book · August 28, 2017 With essential, updated content for novice and experienced nurse educators This evidence-based text delivers the full scope of knowledge necessary for novice and experienced faculty to become competent teachers in nursing. ... Cite

Clinical Excursions for Prelicensure Nursing Students

Journal Article Teaching and Learning in Nursing · January 1, 2017 The first day of clinical for prelicensure nursing students is often filled with excitement and anxiety and fear. Clinical experiences have been identified by nursing students as one of the most anxiety-producing components of the nursing program. Students ... Full text Cite

How We Engage Graduating Professional Students in Interprofessional Patient Safety.

Journal Article Nurs Forum · October 2016 PROBLEM: Interprofessional curricula on patient safety do not acknowledge the culture and vulnerabilities of the student experience and often do not engage students. METHODS: We describe a patient safety collaboration between graduating nursing and medical ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementation of a learning bundle to promote end-of-life education for prelicensure nursing students

Journal Article Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing · August 1, 2016 This educational study examined the effects of a multidimensional end-of-life (EOL) learning bundle on student attitudes toward care of the dying person as measured using the Frommelt Attitudes on Care of the Dying (FATCOD) scale. New nurses, including bot ... Full text Cite

From the Outside Looking In.

Journal Article Journal of emergency nursing · May 2016 Full text Cite

Internet delivered diabetes self-management education: A review

Journal Article Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics · February 1, 2016 Full text Cite

Internet delivered diabetes self-management education: a review.

Journal Article Diabetes technology & therapeutics · January 2015 BackgroundDiabetes self-management education is a cornerstone of successful diabetes management. Various methods have been used to reach the increasing numbers of patients with diabetes, including Internet-based education. The purpose of this arti ... Full text Cite

Promoting and assessing critical thinking

Chapter · June 9, 2014 This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. ... Cite

The teaching experience in nursing

Chapter · June 9, 2014 This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. ... Cite

It Takes a Village”: An Interprofessional Patient Safety Experience for Nursing and Medical Students

Journal Article Medical Science Educator · October 1, 2013 Background: Interprofessional education (IPE) is a “core” competency in professional school education. Challenges to successful collaboration include: aligning student abilities/experience, providing meaningful clinically-based interaction, and the need fo ... Full text Cite

Student perspectives on clinical learning

Chapter · November 30, 2012 The book grew out of the editors' experiences as part of the NLN's Task Group on Clinical Education, Blue Ribbon Panel on Research in Nursing Education, and Think Tank on Transforming Clinical Nursing Education. ... Cite

Using virtual environments to enhance nursing distance education.

Journal Article Creative nursing · August 2010 Distance education has traditionally been two-dimensional, with limited interaction. Virtual environments enhance distance education learning through real-time interaction and social collaboration that mimic the real world. Virtual environments offer the o ... Full text Cite

Avoiding socialization pitfalls in accelerated second-degree nursing education: the returning-to-school syndrome model.

Journal Article The Journal of nursing education · September 2007 Second-degree students are highly motivated and tend to excel academically. However, nurse educators in accelerated programs face challenges in socializing these students to the nursing role. One pitfall is the hostility that may develop if students percei ... Full text Cite